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Preview Grows, Anticipation Swells over Panini Plates & Patches by tolentinotown

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

Teasing collectors with a recently fast leak of 2010 Plates & Patches  Football preview images, Panini America is building anticipation over next week’s launch.

As previously mentioned, the brand new Panini brand will carry a $150-per-pack price tag with high-end bells and whistles galore. Collectors willing to drop the coin can expect four hits in total: one prime-piece memorabilia autographed Rookie Card, two more autographs and either an autograph or a memorabilia card. Surely far from shabby, the other per-pack pulls (two base cards, one parallel and one insert) are designed to compel as well.

Until hobbyists can get their hands on the product, this growing collection of digital eye candy will have to do. Continue reading

First Look: 2009-10 Limited Basketball by Tracy Hackler


Panini America officials on Wednesday afternoon shared with Beckett Media the first images and preliminary product information for 2009-10 Limited Basketball, the company’s premiere high-end basketball product due out Jan. 6, 2010.

Each five-card pack of Limited carries a $100 SRP and will include one guaranteed autograph, another autograph or memorabilia card, one parallel, one insert and one common.

Every card in the set is numbered, including base cards numbered to just 199. Phenoms Rookie Cards will include pieces of event-worn memorabilia and sequential numbering to 299 or less.

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First look: 2008 Playoff Prime Cuts baseball (updated) by Chris Olds
November 4, 2008, 9:42 am
Filed under: Donruss, Hall of Fame, MLB | Tags: , , , , , ,

Remember them? They're back ...

Donruss‘ unlicensed return to the baseball card market just took a high-end turn.

Scheduled for release on Dec. 26 is Playoff Prime Cuts IV — a $200 per box installment of the popular line last seen in 2005.

“We’re as thrilled about this product as any we’ve done in quite some time,” said brand manager Ben Ecklar, “as it will contain Pete Rose and ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson in a high-end, very limited release. The program will include low sequentially numbered cards, jumbo swatches and some very unique cards never seen before.”

Each box will contain five cards — four of those being autograph or memorabilia cards.  The checklist also will include game-used cards for Dodgers great Jackie Robinson and Yankees legend Lou Gehrig.

The standard set will include 150 cards — including 50 rookies — and all of the cards will be serial-numbered to 449 or less.

But enough with the details — here’s a first look:

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